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Optimist Club rewards essay winners

Club members Ina Forrest (left) and Lesley Hayes (right) congratulate the winners of the North Okanagan Optimist Club’s recent essay contest: first place Carly Pullin; second place Kassandra Harder; third place Laura Hulstein. - photo courtesy Library and Archives Canada
Club members Ina Forrest (left) and Lesley Hayes (right) congratulate the winners of the North Okanagan Optimist Club’s recent essay contest: first place Carly Pullin; second place Kassandra Harder; third place Laura Hulstein.
— image credit: photo courtesy Library and Archives Canada

With “How Dreams Lead to Success” as their topic, secondary students throughout the North Okanagan entered the recent North Okanagan Optimist Club’s annual Essay Contest.

At its April meeting, the club presented awards to the top three winners in the contest, which is open to all high school students in the North Okanagan.

The top essay, written by Carly Pullin, was submitted to the District Essay Contest, where she stands to win a $2,500 scholarship. The second place essay was written by Kassandra Harder and third place essay was submitted by Laura Hulstein.

“Local winners were presented with certificates and monetary awards,” said Lesley Hayes, with the North Okanagan Optimist Club.

For more information on the club or the next essay contest, please contact Hayes at malji@shaw.ca

 

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